Iva L. Haelfrisch, age 98, of Brillion, passed away peacefully at Bellin Hospital early Saturday morning, August 21, 2021.
Iva was born on the home farm in the town of Rockland on August 12, 1923, daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Ahrens) Wesener. She married her love Ray Haelfrisch on September 20, 1952. He preceded her in death in 1977. Known for her ‘meat and potatoes,’ Iva worked as Rudy Diner in Brillion for 38 years. She also could bake the most amazing homemade pies and breads, always waking up early on holidays to have a fresh loaf for family events. In her younger years, Iva and Ray enjoyed fishing, dancing to polka music, and being together. She had vegetable and flower gardens, most of which she gave away to friends or relatives, and enjoyed the being in the outdoors. She also enjoyed card games, puzzles, and spending time with her family.
Iva is survived by one sister, Leona Popp of Neenah; sister-in-law: Sandra “Sandy” Wesener of Brillion; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray; one sister and two brothers-in-law: Norma (Merlin) Plate and Marvin Popp; a brother, Walter Wesener, and special friend, Ralph Brandes. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Faith United Methodist Church in Brillion. Officiating will be the Rev. Dale Eggert. To live stream, please like and join the Faith UMC Brillion Facebook Page.
Burial will be in Brillion Community Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Online condolences may be made.
The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville is assisting the family with funeral arrangements